Magic Johnson set to invest $10 million for Chicago youth summer programs

New Pittsburgh Courier

magic johnson Johnson at the Carousel Of Hope Ball Presented By Mercedes-Benz in October 2014.

Earvin “Magic” Johnson continues to inspire the very community that reveres his aspiring legacy, as it’s just been declared Johnson along with Kimbra and Mark Walter, co-founders of the organization Inner City Youth Empowerment, are set to invest ten million dollars for the One Summer Chicago Plus program, geared at Chicago’s at-risk youth. The Windy City also plans to donate another $6 million to the overall budget.

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From the huge funding, a extra 5,000 jobs will be provided for another two years towards the annual summer program and mentorships will be offered. Qualifying youth for One Summer had to have missed six to eight weeks of school or were previously in the juvenile justice system. It’s an expensive endeavor for the city, as each…

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